Study: Moody Toddlers Could End Up as Compulsive Gamblers | Mom Psych |
Is your 3-year-old overly cranky, impulsive and restless? If the answer is yes, you could be raising a future gambler.


So says a new study published recently in the journal Psychological Science that found a correlation between so-called "under-controlled" temperament in preschoolers and compulsive gambling later in life.


[This is not as surprising as it might at first seem--all sorts of addictions may have their root in mechanisms such as faulty dopamine reception/regulation in the brain. Which may be linked to deficiencies in interpersonal caretaker attunement during the first months of life.]